Cobb Chamber Presents 2013 Health Hero Awards

After receiving a record number of nominations, the Cobb Chamber recognized one individual and one organization who have made a significant positive impact on the health of the Cobb community at its First Monday Breakfast, sponsored by WellStar, Monday at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Dr. Cris Eaton-Welsh of Eaton Chiropractic was awarded the individual Health Hero Award. Dr. Eaton-Welsh’s determination and willingness to serve sets her apart as a leader and community activist. Along with her 13-year Chiropractic career, she became Councilwoman and implemented several programs to encourage a healthy, active community. Fit City Kennesaw, the Kennesaw Grand Prix race series and the developments of Swift-Cantrell Park were all realized through the support of Dr. Eaton-Welsh. Her influence extends far into the community, through quality patient care, innovative programs, support of Leadership Cobb Health programs and support of community recreation services, earning her this year’s Health Hero Award.

The Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb was presented the Health Hero Award for a deserving organization. Good Samaritan is a group founded out of the need for affordable access to quality health care for Cobb’s uninsured, low income families. Since opening its doors in 2006, Good Samaritan has provided an opportunity for those in need to receive proper and consistent primary health care at an affordable cost. Through these services and Good Samaritan’s Christian values, families are able to receive affordable primary care, dental care, access to prescriptions and health education while avoiding an unnecessary emergency department visit.

Because of their tireless efforts, innovative programs and dedication, Cobb is a healthier community.

For more information on the Cobb Chamber’s Health Hero Awards, contact Samantha Ovsak at, or 770-859-2374.